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To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. Jan. 112:26 a.m. – Officer is in pursuit of a black Dodge truck traveling at excessive speed on W Highway. Subject arrested. Sam’s Towing called.12:50 a.m. –...
The sunshine looks good of a morning, but when a door is opened it’s cold out there. It’s that weather for wearing warm long-handles under coveralls and coats.Sunday morning, freezing rain was on the front porch.Paul and I went to the area-wide singing at Curry Church of Christ in West Plains...
Sympathy to the Thomas Wray family.On Friday, Dec. 22, Gary and I want to the Ava Place in Ava to visit his mother, Maxine Turner, and join with all of them for their family Christmas dinner. On Christmas morning we went back there  for opening of their gifts.Gary and I went to the home of Ernest...
The Ozark County Courthouse and most other government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Ozark County Commission will postpone its usual Monday meeting until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Gainesville City Hall will also be...
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3 general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. However prospective candidates are reminded that Monday is a holiday and schools and government offices will be...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 21, of Carrolton, Mississippi, has been charged with two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree in connection with alleged sexual acts involving a 10-year-old child between Sept. 6, 2015, and May 29, 2016, when Metz was 19.Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson set a $2,000...

When a fire threatened the house Liz Kuk shares with her husband Kenneth early Friday morning, she was awakened by her dog Ghost, who had just given birth by C-section the day before and was in the basement with two other female Huskies and a total of 18 puppies. The house was saved, thanks to the quick action of their neighbor, Tecumseh VFD assistant chief J. B. Duke.
A week after a fire destroyed a house on J Highway in Howards Ridge, two more structures burned in Ozark County, and the owner of one of the structures, John Evans, was seriously injured. But the two buildings damaged in the most recent fires are still standing, and one of them, the Tecumseh-area...
Crappie are still biting, but they have gone somewhat deeper. Live minnows, chrome-head jigs and jerkbaits are all working. Small spoons have also been effective. Look for crappie anywhere you find some standing timber or brush piles. Bass fishing this past week has been tough. Jigs and the Bama...
Elizabeth Conley, 21, and Andrew McDougall, 19, both of Thornfield, sustained minor injuries in a Jan. 7 two-vehicle crash, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report filed by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Roberts. Both were transported to an unknown medical facility by a...
Cloudy skies and rain are with us, reminding us it’s the middle of winter. Paralee Rea says she feeds and waters various birds including woodpeckers, two kinds of doves, purple finches, chickadees, cardinals, blue jays and juncos (snow birds). They are lucky to have someone who cares! Prayers for...

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